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UPDATED FOR THE 2021 E&M CHANGES!

The NAMAS Medical Auditing E/M BootCamp® training program will provide you with everything you need to be an E/M auditing pro! During our two-day LIVE online course, our NAMAS approved instructor will dig deep into all areas of E/M auditing, breaking down each section individually to give you a better understanding of E/M. Whether you're new to auditing or have years of experience, this course is for you!

This course is approved by the AAPC for up to 12 CEUs good for CPC, CPMA, CEMC, and other specialty-specific certifications. Contact NAMAS for more information about CEUs.

Training topics to be covered include:

  • 2021 E&M Changes
  • Grey Areas of Auditing Policies
  • History of the Encounter
  • E&M Variations in Different Settings
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Medical Necessity
  • Audit Policy Parameters
  • Concerns Created by "Smart Documentation"
  • Standardization in auditing

Course Schedule:

  • Day 1: Full day (8 hours) of E&M auditing instruction
  • Day 2 Morning (4 hours) of hands-on E&M auditing practice
  • Day 2 Afternoon (4 hours): certification testing for Certified Evaluation & Management auditor credential ($199 testing fee applies for onsite testing, $235 testing fee applies for online testing)

Course schedule subject to change

Course Registration Includes

  • NAMAS E&M Curriculum Manual & Workbook (Electronic download)
  • NAMAS 2021 E/M Audit Grid .pdf
  • Inpatient Pocket Reference Card .pdf
  • 2021 Office/Outpatient Pocket Reference Card .pdf
  • 12 AAPC CEU's
  • 1 Year Gold Membership with NAMAS (Applicable for new members only; registrations from current NAMAS members will receive a discounted membership renewal rate)

(Pleas note: Materials for the course will be provided to you electronically unless you elect to have printed materials shipped to the address provided on your order.)

LIVE ONLINE FORMAT

We offer our E&M Auditing BootCamp as a LIVE Online session. You'll receive the same educational hours from a LIVE instructor as an in-person class. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with your instructor and peers, and take the course in the comfort of your home or office.



CERTIFIED EVALUATION & MANAGEMENT AUDITOR CERTIFICATION EXAM!

Attendees now have the opportunity to test for our auditing credential, Certified Evaluation and Management Auditor (CEMA)!

The Exam
The exam is a timed,100 question test that must be completed during the 4-hour time limit. The exam includes 10 patient encounters that must be audited by the examiner. These encounters have 10 corresponding multiple-choice questions regarding the audited findings. A passing score of 70% is required. One complimentary retake (to be taken within 6 months of original attempt) is included for those who do not pass upon the first attempt.

Testers may use:
- NAMAS Auditing Manuals (either edition)
- CPT Book
- One Audit Tool
- 1995/1997/CMS or AMA 2021 Guidelines

Testing Qualifications:
- Must be a current NAMAS Member
- 2 Years of E&M coding/auditing experience
- Attest to reading 1995/1997 Documentation Guidelines within the past 90 days
- Current coding certification is strongly encouraged
* Certain qualification are waived for attendees of the E&M Auditing BootCamp®

Individuals who do not receive a passing score on the first attempt will be offered a complimentary retake (Note: If the exam is taken online, tester is responsible for $35 online testing fee for retakes)

Online Exam
A NAMAS team member proctors the Certified Evaluation & Management Auditor Certification Exam. Prior to logging in to take the Certified Evaluation & Management Auditor exam, please ensure that your computer is equipped with a webcam and microphone. You may use either a built-in webcam and microphone or an external webcam and microphone. Please note that mobile phones or tablets may not be used for online testing.

To take the CEMA exam online, select the online testing option. Note: There is an additional $35.00 online testing fee

Maintaining the Certification
Our goal at NAMAS is to make maintaining your certification simple. CEUs are about ensuring application and continuing education in E&M auditing.

Valid forms of CEUs are:

- Approved NAMAS Training Events

- AHIMA/AAPC CEUs that are specific to auditing and/or E&M services

- CEU Exchange Program: Many organizations require QA of their auditors, and NAMAS views this process as continued education and improvement of your knowledge and skill base to act as CEUs. Full information available on our website soon, but the following guide indicates the exchange rate:

95% Precision Rating=   5 CEUs

90% Precision Rating=   4 CEUs

85% Precision Rating=   3 CEUs

80% Precision Rating=   2 CEUs

<79% Precision Rating= 1 CEU


BootCamp Pricing:

  • NAMAS member: $599
  • Non- NAMAS member: $699
  • CEMA testing: $199 ($234 for online testing option)

Additional Information:

  • The curriculum manual will be available for you on the first day of class
  • Late sign-ups may be subject to an additional fee
  • Classes are transferrable, but we apologize that they are not refundable
  • Attendees will receive a certificate of completion along with a CEU certificate for the earned credits upon completing the full online training program

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One Day E&M Auditing Training
Another first class training by NAMAS. I have taken E&M classes from a number of different organizations, but not one comes close to the well presented, not-watered-down instruction by NAMAS. Both experienced and new auditors will take away more from this one day class than a week long course offered by others.
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Reviewed by:  from Atlanta, GA. on 3/15/2016
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E/M Coding Bootcamp
I must say this was one of the best bootcamps I have attended. Shannon is personable and open to others opinions. Her ability to engage the group was exceptional. I came away with a lot of information and new "nuggets" for auditing. Thank you, NAMAS group, for always being responsive and available. I highly recommend your organization to anyone in the healthcare coding and auditing industry.
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Reviewed by:  from Orlando, FL. on 6/21/2016
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Physician Coding Liaison
Very informative. Lots of info for a one day session.
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Reviewed by:  from Wellstar Coding Assurance and Compliance. on 3/14/2016
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E/M BootCamp
The bootcamp was even better than I hoped it would be. I have audited E/M for quite some time and felt I had a pretty good grasp of the subject. Within the first 5 minutes, I learned something new. The whole day was filled with insights as well as answers to complex questions that have puzzled me for years. Thank you for a most enjoyable education experience
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Reviewed by:  from FL. on 5/23/2016
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FWAE Senior Analyst
It was a great course for E/M auditing it will help me with my position and future endeavors. I learned and now understand the use of the 1995/1997 Documentation Guidelines.
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Reviewed by:  from Titusville FL. on 5/19/2016
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Coding Specialist
I learned so much in one day and while it was a lot of information the way Shannon reviewed it I didn't feel like I went home on information overload. I look forward to future teachings from NAMAS
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Reviewed by:  from Boynton Beach, FL. on 6/2/2016
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E&M BootCamp
After attending the NAMAS bootcamp and utilizing the study guide, I passed my CPMA. I couldn't have done it without NAMAS' support and educational resources. Thanks again!
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Reviewed by:  from GA. on 5/31/2016
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One Day E&M Medical Audit Training
Shannon O. DeConda provided an excellent all day training program related to E/M Medical Auditing. She clearly has an estensive working knowledge of this topic and was able to cover a large amount of information in one day. Shannon held the interest of both novice and seasoned auditors. I will recommend this class to others.
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Reviewed by:  from Courtyard Mariott Airport & Cruise Port 05.18.16. on 5/24/2016
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Assistant Director
Shannon is a great presenter and teacher. She covered all material in an easy to follow and understandable manner. I appreciated the examples and exercises she provided. The manual and the electronic grid will be a very useful resource. I hope she will provide additional trainings through AMA.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas State University Student Heatlh Center. on 4/25/2016
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Compliance
AWESOME!, very helpful and informative.
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Reviewed by:  from Alton. on 4/25/2016
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